131 RR How to Learn

Episode 137 · November 13th, 2013 · 1 hr 38 mins

About this Episode

2:05- Are you born with talent?

5:45 - Valuing effort, not ability

9:20 - Getting into the discomfort zone

13:30 - Do you need talent to become great?

24:15 - 10,000 hours research

26:50 - Practice theories

30:00 - Practice by writing small methods

35:35 - Developing intuition in programming

41:00 - How to start learning something new (and determine what to learn)

49:30 - Making mistakes

53:00 - Strategies for learning by reading

72:00 - Memorization

77:20 - “If you want to learn something, give a talk on it”


Mastery by Robert Greene (Katrina)

The Five Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward D. Burger and Michael Starbird (Katrina)

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport (Katrina)

“The First 20 Hours- How To Learn Anything” TEDx Talk by Josh Kaufman (Katrina)

The Making of an Expert” by Ericsson (Katrina)

Photoreading Personal Learning Course by Paul Scheele (David)

How to be Twice as Smart by Scott Witt (David)

Make the Most of Your Mind by Tony Buzan (David)

Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb (James)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (James)

Jam Plus Bluetooth Speaker (Charles)

Lifehacker standing desk (Charles)

Vegasaur (Avdi)

HelloSign and HelloFax (Avdi)

LastPass (Avdi)